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Vancouver Disc Centers Delivers Relieving Spine Care often in Less Time, with Less Cost

How well do you know your spine and what it needs? Does your doctor? Does your insurance provider (ie, Medicare)? Vancouver Disc Centers prides itself on knowing the spine of each of our Vancouver chiropractic patients. Your Vancouver chiropractor assesses your low back when there is low back pain, your neck when there’s neck pain, your neck when there’s arm pain, your low back when there is leg pain, your thoracic spine when there’s thoracic (and even neck and low back) pain. Your chiropractor knows your spine. Sadly, sometimes your insurer does not. The chiropractic profession strives to deliver the research to the insurers to cover essential treatment for your spine while your Vancouver chiropractor strives to communicate openly with your insurer for your optimal care and with you for your best clinical outcome: relief of pain.

YOUR INSURER

Administrators’ data doesn’t tell the entire story about back pain. In one study comparing self-reported low back pain to data assembled by health administrations that track low back pain via billing codes and such discovered that these two groups don’t agree. Self-reported data regarding low back pain (21.2%) was greater than administration’s data (10.2%). Characteristics of low back pain patients founded on data differed in a few areas – sex, health/behavior traits, and health care use – leading to an underestimated prevalence of low back pain. (1) Vancouver Disc Centers knows how prevalent back pain is and how it affects our back pain patients like you.

YOUR BACK PAIN

In a study that specifically examined one influence on back pain - spinal stiffness - from the subjective patient angle and the objective testing angle revealed that these two measures don’t correlate well either. At least in this comparison, actual input was from people: patients who filled out questionnaires and doctors doing objective tests. These findings directed the researchers to observe that while these two sources do not correlate well, each is important in the whole general picture of the patient’s condition and care. (2) Your Vancouver chiropractor uses this evidence to care for your spine.

YOUR CHIROPRACTOR

Your Vancouver chiropractor is an evidence-based chiropractor. Evidence leads the spine relief treatment plan at Vancouver Disc Centers. An interesting study of chiropractic students revealed how with each year of learning they became less vitalistic and more evidence-based. (3) After 7 or so years in school, your chiropractor is ready to take care of Vancouver back pain and neck pain patients. The evidence of useful chiropractic spine care keeps growing! Researchers report today of how the use of non-pharmacological pain management may inhibit unnecessary use of opioids. Chiropractic is one type of non-drug pain management offering. In a study of 101,221 spine pain patients, 1.55 to 2.03 times more non-chiropractic patients got an opioid prescription than chiropractic patients. (4) Further, Medicare beneficiary patients who utilize chiropractic are found to have higher clinical outcomes (faster recovery, fewer back surgeries a year later, less opioid-linked disability, fewer traumatic falls and injuries, slower declines in activities of daily living and disability over time) at less expense (fewer medical doctors visits for low back pain, less opioid expense, less back-surgery cost) with higher levels of satisfaction. (5) These aren’t bad trade-offs for the Medicare cost system and for the Medicare patient.

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Listen to this PODCAST by Dr. Lee Hazen and Cheri Hazen RN on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as they described how non-pharmacological alleviating treatment of back pain using the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management and other non-drug approaches help.

Make a non-surgical Vancouver chiropractic care appointment with Vancouver Disc Centers. Your Vancouver chiropractor knows your spine well and how to relieve it of pain: neck pain, arm pain, low back pain or leg pain.

 
 Vancouver Disc Centers shares how non-drug treatment of back pain combined with knowledge of the spine and its pain help in the relief of spine pain: more quickly and less costly. 
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